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Erik Thun AB schedules third LNG powered cement carrier

04 April 2018, Published under Cement News

The third LNG-powered cement carrier for Erik Thun AB of Sweden is scheduled for launch in mid-2019. Cryonorm Systems will supply its liquefied natural gas fuel system. This ship will be a sister ship of the mv Greenland and mv Ireland which both are currently sailing with a 130m 3  Cryonorm LNG fuel system onboard. Shipbuilder Ferus Smit and Cryonorm Systems reached an agreement early March to partner in this important project. The new order consists of a turnkey supply Marine LNG fuel...

Shun Shing Group consolidates international trading divisions

20 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Hong Kong's Shun Shing Group has announced the launch of Cemcoa, the new name for its international trading arm. All of the group’s trading divisions have been consolidated under the new name and will operate out of 15 international offices. According to a press release, the company traded 11Mt of cement, cementitious materials and solid fuels in 2017. Alongside this, Cemcoa ships dry bulk cargo to over 90 ports. "We are very excited about this new step for Shun Shing Group. The Cemco...

Vessel transporting 1050t of clinker sinks in Bangladesh

19 March 2018, Published under Cement News

A vessel transporting 1050t of clinker to Khulna, Bangladesh, sank on Thursday after a crack appeared in its hull. While 11 crew members were on board at the time, all were rescued by locals. "We felt something was wrong in the vessel from the beginning of the journey, that’s why we tried to speed up and anchor here," said Rabiul Islam, master of the ship. Crew members have commented on the potential negligence of the appropriate authorities who noticed the fault but did not unload the...

Cemex conducting pilot tests for Magdalena river transport

14 February 2018, Published under Cement News

To improve its operational efficiency, Cemex has started running pilot tests to transport cement via the Magdalena River in Colombia. Cement is transported from central Colombia to the Caribbean region during these trials. On the first trip, some 950t were transported from the main plant at Caracolito to Sociedad Portuaria de Barranquilla. The river journey took six days with the entire trip from Ibague via Barrancabermeja to Barranquilla taking 17 days. For Juan Carlos Muñoz, vice pre...

First cement shipment arrives at Barranqueras port

12 January 2018, Published under Cement News

The first shipment of 3964t of cement was unloaded at the Argentine port of Barranqueras, Chaco region. The Bolivian cement was purchased by Cemento Avellaneda and will be distributed throughout the north of Argentina. Some 50,000tpa of cement was imported into Argentina in 2016 and 2017, according to The Global Cement Report, 12th Edition.

Coming into port

04 October 2017, Published under Cement News

While cement represents only a small part of the dry bulk shipping market, it has its own requirements in terms of port facilities and market dynamics. With seaborne trade continuing to grow, it is vital that ports understand each market and install facilities that best serve them. By Ricardo González-Haba, GlobBULK Consulting, Spain. Figure 1: population density and ports in sub-Saharan Africa (blue: draught <11m – black: draught >11m) Some 90 per cent of world trade volumes ar...

More than 'just' a new plant

17 May 2017, Published under Cement News

Cement distribution at the new Port-Daniel-Gascons cement plant of McInnis Cement in Canada has been designed with the environment in mind. Distribution by sea to one of the plant’s four terminals replaces a considerable amount of truck runs. By Jim Braselton and Mark Newhart, McInnis Cement, Canada. The McInnis Cement plant in Port-Daniel-Gascons is the first new North American cement plant built to serve the eastern portion of the continent in more than 50 years Constructio...

New Zealand: cruise ship collides with cement carrier

13 February 2017, Published under Cement News

A cruise ship broke free from its moorings in high winds at Timaru, New Zealand, yesterday, hitting the cement carrier Milburn Carrier II. According to local media, the cement carrier’s hull and Seabourn Encore’s stern were damaged. No one was injured in the incident. New Zealand authorities have started an inquiry into the incident.

Fiji: Chinese clinker offloaded at Suva Port

23 November 2016, Published under Cement News

Pacific Cement Ltd of Fiji is receiving a 22,000t shipment of imported Chinese clinker, according to Tomu Raturaga, boarding officer at Carpenters Shipping. The cargo is reportedly offloading from the vessel Mount Adams at Suva Port and will be destined for the cement producer’s 0.2Mta grinding plant in Lami. Pacific Cement Ltd, formerly known as Fiji Industries, is one of two cement producers on the island. In January 2014, Tengy Cement (Fiji) Co Ltd was launched with Chinese backing...

Kenya: clinker tops Mombasa port imports

09 August 2016, Published under Cement News

According to a recent report from Kenya Ports Authority (KPA), Mombasa port has recorded an increase in the number of imported construction materials. KPA’s report suggests a strengthening of the local construction sector as import figures of the construction materials are increasing each week. The report read, “The sector imported 59,866 metric tonnes of steel and 53,562 tonnes of cement clinker.” It went on to deduce that steel and clinker were the leading imports for the conventional c...